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Glass Ocean and Environs
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Atlantis 
Delta Y 
Get the Net 
Glass Ocean 
High Dive 
Hydroplane 
Left Tributary 
Lord of the Long Arms 
Northwest Passage 
Open Water 
Patty's Ridge 
Right Tributary 
Sail Away 
Seam, The 
Tsunami 

The Seam 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type: Trad, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: FKFA 10/9/11
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jul 16, 2013
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Description 

The paper thin crack on the right side of the face, just a sliver... it goes! Labeled as "seam" on the topo in the Ruckman Guide, this improbable looking line is a riot of a route and a true test of gear fiddlery. Mildly sequential, this technical climb takes small, but good protection.

Scramble up a chossy step feature to an off-set seam. Hover up the crack using finger tips, pinches, and thin, thin edges. The route's crux comes at about a body length off the ledge and is fairly manageable. A precarious move or two more and you can reach a rest below a shallow roof. Pop over the roof and finish on the ledge above. Build an anchor and walk off, or continue up Glass Ocean or Sail Away for a nice rope stretcher.


Location 

Found at the base of the Glass Ocean, this line is the obvious, aid sized crack to the right of Left Tributary.


Protection 

A set of micro nuts and a selection of cams. Besides the micro nuts, I used a .1 micro cam, a .5, and a .75 bd camalot. Bring a cordelette or some slings if you plan to do this as a single pitch. You stop on the ledge and build an anchor in a crack system.



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